Middle School

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Save the Date! Join Us for Upcoming Middle School Open House Events

Where will your child be going to middle school? Poster with all middle school logos and dates and times which are listed in attached accessible PDF on this website.

Middle School Orientation Nights Flyer - English and Spanish


Why Choose Middle School at Tempe Elementary?

If you would like to schedule a tour at one of our middle schools, please contact the school directly:

ASPIRE Academy at Connolly

Connolly Middle School

Fees College Preparatory Middle School

Gililland Middle School

Laird School (K-8)

Tempe Academy of International Studies - McKemy Campus

Ward Traditional Academy (K-8)

More information on programs offered at each of our academies can be found at http://www.tempeschools.org/our-schools/middle-school-academy-overview/academies-at-a-glance.

More information on programs offered at each of our middle schools can be found at http://www.tempeschools.org/our-schools/middle-school-academy-overview/middle-schools-at-a-glance.


When do I register my child for middle school?

Middle School Counselors visit all Tempe Elementary School District fifth-graders in February and distribute registration forms to students. 

For information on registration for this school year or next, please visit our Enrollment/Registration page.


Does my child need a physical to register?

Middle school students do not need a physical to attend school; however, participation in some afterschool sports requires a physical. When a physical is required, the coach will distribute the appropriate forms for the student’s doctor to fill out. If the student does not have a regular pediatrician, the school nurse can suggest places where students can receive a physical. In some cases, those offices base fees on the parent’s income, making the physical more affordable. Students only need one physical each school year, no matter how many sports they would like to play.